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Does a stroke follow all the time to a person who has a heart attack ?

When a person has a heart attack, does a stroke follow all the time ?
Thu, 10 Dec 2009
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Not necessarily. A heart attack is when a blood vessel in the heart becomes blocked and deprives the heart muscle of blood flow and oxygen. A stroke is the same thing except the blood vessel that becomes blocked is in the brain. A stroke could be called a brain attack since it is just like a heart attack. The two don't always follow each other, but if a person has clogged arteries, either can happen if a clot breaks loose, it just depends where the clot gets stuck, the heart or the brain.
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